Translated title: Urban resilience to extreme weather events - typologies and transfer of adaptation strategies in small cities and medium-sized towns (ExTrass)
The project ExTrass is characterised by close cooperation between research and practical application and aims to increase the resilience of mediums-sized and large cities to extreme weather events. In a first definition phase (duration: 04/2017 – 06/2018), a close dialogue between research and implementation processes took place, with the help of which important research gaps and information needs were identified. Activities included a first analysis of urban climate adaptation and climate protection plans in a hundred large and medium-sized cities in Germany. In the subsequent main research phase (start: 10/2018), innovative options for action in dealing with heavy rainfalls, river flooding and heat waves will be identified and analysed for their feasibility. In the three project cities Potsdam, Remscheid and Würzburg will be examined in detail how, with the help of targeted educational and informational activities, the resilience of the cities can be increased on the level of urban and spatial planning.
Involved in this project are the University of Potsdam (lead), the independent think tank and consulting institution adelphi and the Leibniz Institute for Spatial Social Research (IRS) as well as the Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe e.V. and the cities of Potsdam, Remscheid and Würzburg.The publication summarises the results of the first project phase.